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Ex Machina, Vol. 1: The First Hundred Days
Brian K. Vaughan, Tony Harris
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
The Good Thief - Marie Howe 08/11/2010

Wasn't my favorite Marie Howe collection. Revisit in a few years.

UPDATE 11/25/2012

So glad I tried this one again, as expected I found a lot more to love here this time. Favorites included:

Part of Eve’s Discussion

"very much like the moment, driving on bad ice, when it occurs to you your car could spin, just before it slowly begins to spin"

From Nowhere

"a day comes, when you say what all winter / I’ve been meaning to ask, and a crack booms and echoes / where ice had seemed solid"

What Belongs To Us

"Not even the blisters. Look."


"Is this how they felt after the flood? The floor / a mess, the garden ruined / the animals insufferable, cooped up so long?"

Gretel, from a sudden clearing

"deep into a wood / so darkly green, so deafening with birdsong / I stopped my ears"